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Amazon launches the Kindle Oasis, a $290 e-reader with a love handle

April 13, 2016 - Uncategorized

Amazon is turning the e-reader into a luxury item with the new Kindle Oasis.

Starting at $280, the Kindle Oasis is Amazon’s most expensive e-reader since the Kindle DX from 2010. Amazon says its mission with Kindle is to “make the device disappear so you can lose yourself in an author’s story,” and in this case, that means making the device more book-like.

To wit: One side of the Kindle Oasis sports an extra-wide, extra-thick bezel, which seems like a nod to the spine of a paper book. Users can hold it in either hand, and the screen will flip around accordingly.

Amazon is also including a leather cover with the Oasis. Aside from just making the package look classier, the cover includes its own battery, which combines with the e-reader for up to eight weeks on a charge. Plugging in the Kindle Oasis with the cover attached will charge both devices, and the e-reader is smart enough to deplete the cover’s battery before tapping into its own reserves.

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Source: Mac World

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